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RE: battery

Hi, Have the chassis battery load tested. I suspect it has gone to battery heaven.Yep,That is what i figured.I just never seen one that would test positive and act as if stone cold dead.
joe0508 08/24/14 11:05pm Tech Issues
battery

I have been using one of my deep cycle batteries to start my coach since my starting battery has died.The funny thing is it reads fine with the multimeter.I have one of those 40amp three stage chargers and when i check the battery voltage it says 14.4amps.It trickles from 7amps down to 1.8 and i try to start it nothing but an urr.The charger immediately goes back up to 7amps.I have tryed a quick start and nothing.I tryed jumping it with jumper cables from one of the house batteries and it started.That is how i came down to the temporary solution of disconnecting one of a bank of two house batteries and connecting the starting cables to the house battery.My question is how long can i get by with this before trouble and is it normal to have reading like these with a dead battery?The voltage with the mutimeter read 12.30 with out engine running and 13.8 when engine running???
joe0508 08/24/14 08:41pm Tech Issues
RE: generator

Are you sure that is what you want? They are pretty loud.I have the champion 1700/2000 watt category 5.Is this the one you are preferring?It says it is rated at 53 dbe.
joe0508 08/16/14 12:03am Tech Issues
RE: generator

It is OK to store it like you mentioned.Thanks
joe0508 08/15/14 08:39pm Tech Issues
generator

I have a 2000 watt champion genny.I have it stored in my truck untill i can get to the rv in storage.The genny is brand new and has only been taken out of the box.No oil has been put into it nor gas.Will it hurt anything to store it laying down instead of setting up?I know you cant do it with a frig.
joe0508 08/15/14 07:43pm Tech Issues
homebase

I am thinking about going full time in my rv and want to make tn my homebase.I would need to change my license over to tn as well.I have no place in tn.Does anyone know a way to do this?
joe0508 07/25/14 07:27pm Tech Issues
RE: vent cover

It sounds like painting the inside of the covers black and leaving the outsde white is the best idea and sounds right to me.Thanks for the info.
joe0508 07/25/14 12:33am Tech Issues
vent cover

Are there any difference between the black and white maxair vent covers?Will the black keep more sunlight out than the white or does it make no difference?
joe0508 07/24/14 01:01am Tech Issues
RE: propane consumption

Hi, Go to a Platinum Cat instead. It is safer and will use even less propane than the wave--because it has a thermostat.Doesnt the platinum have to be vented?
joe0508 07/18/14 11:02pm Tech Issues
RE: propane consumption

if you consider that the wave heaters are close to 100% efficient, the RV furnaces are something like 60%-80%... where a large portion of the heat they produce is vented outside. you're saving propane... I bought the Wave8 for my 30ft fiver, it's too small, but it keeps us warm enough..I have a 30ft motorhome that sets on a narrow track p30 chassis.Do you think i should go with the wave 8 instead of the 6?
joe0508 07/18/14 05:41pm Tech Issues
propane consumption

How much propane does the wave 6 catalytic heater use compared to the rv furnace?I am trying to figure up the savings to see if it is worth the investment.
joe0508 07/18/14 04:57pm Tech Issues
RE: propane fittings

Strange question. Does that include installing a "T" ? Get a separate tank I'd guess.Yes.I seen somebody do it on their fridge.I think they took the supply line and unscrewed it and putthe tee in between.Have you heard of such an idea?Is it doable? Sure, you could do it but whether it makes sense to do so depends on where the various propane appliances are. I'm not sure why you wouldn't just cut the line where you needed to and install a T and a shut-off valve. It's the same amount of work. Or maybe I'm missing something.I feel to cut it just leaves more room for errors like leaks.Plus the connection for the fridge propane source is outside. Eric
joe0508 07/16/14 06:46am Tech Issues
RE: propane fittings

Strange question. Does that include installing a "T" ? Get a separate tank I'd guess.Yes.I seen somebody do it on their fridge.I think they took the supply line and unscrewed it and putthe tee in between.Have you heard of such an idea?Is it doable?
joe0508 07/16/14 06:32am Tech Issues
propane fittings

I plan on hooking one of those wave3 furnaces up and i dont wont to cut into any of the low pressure tubing.Are there any other options?
joe0508 07/16/14 02:30am Tech Issues
RE: heater

would an extend a stay work?I could probably run it through the floor to the inside.
joe0508 07/13/14 12:59am Tech Issues
RE: heater

Yes it can. I did that install myself but I worked on RVs for many years. Have someone do it for you if you are not familiar with propane tubing, flaring tools and leak checking a gas system.I have heard that wave sales a installation kit that they put together that doesnt require any slicing.Have you heard of this kit?I f you have heard about it,Can you tell me how it works?
joe0508 07/13/14 12:20am Tech Issues
heater

Can the olympian wave 8 catalytic safety heater be permanently intalled to the original propane plumbing?How would it be done or should i let a professional do the insall.
joe0508 07/12/14 08:29pm Tech Issues
RE: inverter/charger

Install more battery storage capacity, install 300W pure sine inverter. Instead of buying a $500 additional generator, invest it in a modest solar system to keep the batteries charged.I am trying to save money on fuel cost to stay cool.I dont think that 300watt inverter is gonna do the job.
joe0508 07/06/14 11:29pm Tech Issues
RE: inverter/charger

Joe, That Chinese inverter/charger on E Bay is set up for 220v, 50hz input. You can't use that here, in the US. Word up on E Bay merchants: If they are charging more for shipping than the item being sold, don't even think about buying the item. You would be dealing with a dishonest seller. With that inverter/charger, they are asking $68 for the item and $99 shipping. The only inverters that aren't hard-wired are small 100W-200W inverters that plug into a DC cigar lighter receptacle. A 10 amp charger isn't much of a charger, it will take many hours to recharge a battery. Do you have a converter existing in your trailer? If so, you already have a battery charger on board.What if i use the one on board along with the 10 amp cherger?Would that make a difference?Probably some difference but not enough for the price of the additional charger. What are you trying to accomplish? If it's more rapid charging, replace the original onboard charger and don't muck around with separate chargers. Yes, you can hook up an inverter anytime you'd like. What are you trying to power with the inverter?I am getting one of those champion 2000 watt generators(the yellow one)I would like to use an adapter and plug the shore line into it and dedicate it to my portable air conditioner.I think it is rated at 9amps.This will save me fuel because i wont have to use the big 4000 onan.I would like to install an inverter to power a laptop and 19 inch tv and a couple of fans.This will keep less load on the genny and save more fuel.I am just trying to figure out the most productive way.
joe0508 07/06/14 10:52pm Tech Issues
RE: inverter/charger

Can i hook an inverter (without a charger included) up and when i need to charge i can use my onboard generator and use my 40amp smart charger to charge the batteries when needed?Shut the inverter off while im charging.
joe0508 07/06/14 06:39pm Tech Issues
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